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of the second crash that happened 17 miles northeast of the afternoon crash, the amtrak train crash. that train left this oakland amtrak station at 7:30 this morning. now it was just about an hour away from its bakersfield destination when that crash happened. a semi tractor-trailer rig plowing into the side of the tra train leaving that train in a piece of metal. it is equipped with warning lines and gates and the mechanical arms at that crossing were down and in good working order at the time of the crash. dozens of people were hurt but no serious injuries among the 169 passengers and four crew members on board. we spoke with a man who said he almost took that train and we talked with passengers who were on board describing it as quite the squacare. >> i thought a bomb went off. today's day in age, you just wonder. i got this force on the side of my head and my arm. and it knocked me sideways to my left and covered in dirt and insulation and you couldn't see anything. >> i feel blessed. i feel like god had a hand in it absolutely. it wouldn't do me good to be stranded any way. this is a bette
sunshine around the bay mid 80s to mid 90s inland 93 to 101. >>> developing news this just in from amtrak crews hoped to have the tracks open now following that crash and derailment in the central valley. kira klapper is in oakland. are they going to meet that reopening timeline? >> reporter: they sure are. now amtrak's spokes people are saying the opening will be later this morning. very vague from that 5 a.m. deadline they had originally hoped for. we have video from yesterday's crash when a big rig driver failed to yield and hit an amtrak train traveling south of fresno. the impact pushed two passenger cars and locomotive off the tracks, 20 of the 170 passengers suffered minor to moderate injuries. the driver of the big rig was pinned inside the car, removed and somehow wasn't seriously injured. investigators say the crash happened at a crossing equipped with gates to stop traffic. >> initial reports to us from witnesses state the -- [ inaudible ] we will do an extensive investigation and determine that one way or the other. >> reporter: while the investigation continues so do final re
: the report from the scene is 20 people were injured. according to amtrak none of the injuries were life threatening but they are not sure how serious the injuries were and they don't know what time the tracks will reopen but they plan to bus people till the tracks are cleared. cara liu, ktvu channel 2 news. >> if you are looking for information on passengers, go to www.ktvu.com, then click on the tab. >>> this afternoon the albany unified school district confirmed a teacher who was arrested for lewd contact has died and it appears it was a suicide. the district says it received word of james izumizaki's death this morning from the sherriff's department. the teacher was accused of having a relationship with a former student who was under 14 at the time. they say counselors rill be able -- will be available for students tomorrow. >>> the search continues for two fisherman missing off the san mateo county. they fell into the water yesterday morning when their boat over turned near pigeon point south of half moon bay. they were four on board the boat. the other two men were wearing life jac
over the other side. >> reporter: the crash will be closed during the investigation. amtrak is still running and they will carry passengers during the commute. >>> well, the famous hollywood sign in los angeles is getting a face-lift. the first time in almost 35 years. our reporter lauren savan is live near the landmark right now. that famous sign, what are they -- what are they doing to it? >> well, you know, it's one of the most iconic signs in the world. and they say it's been 35 years since it has had it's last refurbishing. well, they starting today, they are going to do an ex-- they are going to do an extensive cleaning. they are going to strip it, power wash it, prime it and repaint it. unlike most hollywood stars that get face-lifts. they are gonna do the front and the back. this will take eight to ten weeks. it will go through about 275 gallons of paint. 110 gallons of primer. when it is done, it will become fresh and new for generations to come. this sign has come around since 1923. that's when it was put up by -- but back in 1949, they took off the land part, it became the
been found to contain arsenic, and even rat poison. >>> a new report finds amtrak employees are failing drug and alcohol tests at a much higher rate than the rest of the rail industry. the audit from amtrak's office of inspector general found amtrak employees are failing the test at a 51% higher rate than the industry average. the majority of employees who fail drug tests tested positive for marijuana and cocaine. >>> governor brown is green lighting forms to red light cameras. he signed a new law that sets uniform standards for red light cameras. they must be installed at locations to ensure safety, not for cities to raise revenues. warning signs must be posted within 200 feet of a camera and it will be easier for drivers to challenge tickets. palo alto state senator joe siminian authored the legislation. >>> for the second year the governor is vitoing a bill that would raise the fine for illegal use of cell phones. it would increase the base fine from $20 to $30. governor brown says he believes the current fines and penalties which can get as high as 33 sixes are already a powerful de
was with his little brother on that terrible day when the two-year-old got killed by an amtrak train as he tried to cross the tracks with a sitter. his mother, nicole, was devastated at the time. now she holds back tears as she crosses the bridge named after her son. >> a lot to take in right now. >> this is a bridge that's designed for pedestrian and bicyclists and among the first to cross is this woman. she said she used to pedal her son across the tracks throw games of the week. >> dangerous, right? >> very dangerous. any seven-year-old was let's go around, don't go over the track and i would say, okay. >> she's relieved for this new crossing. and along with the new bridge a shiny new fence has been installed to block people from walking over the train tracks here. so now that we have the pedestrian bridge, people can -- we are trying to funnel people into using the bridge. >> following the accident that killed little alexander, his family decided to leave san jose and now call fresno their home. though the death of the young child proved to be very difficult to handle, alexander's fami
on that terrible day when the two-year-old got killed by an amtrak train as he tried to cross the tracks with a sitter. his mother, nicole, was devastated at the time. now she holds back tears as she crosses the bridge named after her son. >> a lot to take in right now. >> this is a bridge that's designed for pedestrians and bicyclists and among the first to cross is this woman. she said she used to pedal her son across the tracks throw games of the week. >> dangerous, right? >> very dangerous. any seven-year-old was let's go around, don't go over the track and i would say, okay. >> she's relieved for this new crossing. and along with the new bridge a shiny new fence has been installed to block people from walking over the train tracks here. so now that we have the pedestrian brick, we have to have fencing to keep people from walking there. we are trying to funnel people into using the bridge. >> following the accident that killed little alexander, his family decided to leave san jose and now call fresno their home. though the death of the young child proved to be very difficult to handl
this morning after that amtrak train headed from oakland to bakersfield and jumped the tracks. investigators will be out there trying to figure out if the crash was caused by driver error, malfunctioning crossing arm or something else. at least 40 people were hurt when that train collided with a big-rig as it derailed. 70 people were on board including a newborn baby. >> the seat in front of us was literally ripped out so i had to lift up the debris and i found him in his car seat. >> now train tracks will be closed during the investigation and buses will be carrying passengers during this morning's commute. >>> concern is growing for a saratoga man who has been missing for more than two weeks. here is more on how the family is reaching out to the public for help. jeanine? >> reporter: this is where a vigil will be held at sacred heart church which is all for this man, his name is eric garcia and we are told by family and friends he has a heart condition and he is without his medication. he was last seen leaving a party on his harley near vine and good year in san jose. he told his friends h
that intersection say that's not enough. a pedestrian bridge is set to open at 11:00 when an amtrak train killed a boy in 2005. he was with a babb sitter's friend who was trying to take three young children across the train tracks. the new trains will cross over monterey road and the train tracks. the little boy's mother will speak at the ribbon-cutting ceremony today. >>> a teacher at the school in albany accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student will be in court today. he taught 6th grade and basketball, he's being held on $100,000 bail. >>> well, the continentals of the boys an girls club in vallejo have lost most of their electronic equipment. police say thieves broke in and stole several computers and other items. it happened between:00 p.m. and then 7:30. investigators sea they got in -- investigators say they got in through a classroom window. >>> we continue now with coverage of a san francisco occupy camp can just raided bily. officers are keying guard outside of the federal reserve building on market street. claudine wong is live there now that's happened between o
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